1 man dead, 1 clinging to life after child rescued from Bala Falls in Ont.

One man has drowned and another is clinging to life after they were pulled from the water at Bala Falls in Ontario’s cottage country this afternoon, just a few days after a triple-drowning in the same area.

BALA, Ont. — One man has drowned and another is clinging to life after they were pulled from the water at Bala Falls in Ontario’s cottage country this afternoon, just a few days after a triple-drowning in the same area.

Provincial police from the Bracebridge detachment say two men entered the fast-moving water at the base of the falls just before 2 p.m. to rescue a nine-year-old girl — the daughter of the man on life support.

The girl, who was wearing a lifejacket and playing in the water, had begun to drift away from shore.

She was rescued.

Const. Peter Leon says the man who drowned is 44 and from the Chicago area.

The other man, a 53-year-old from Mississauga, west of Toronto, was presumed dead but was revived after being transported to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital.

Just Posted

Central Alberta councils learn more about Bighorn Country proposal

A collection of Central Alberta councils are learning more about the province’s… Continue reading

High-speed chase led to fatal collision, jury hears

A Delburne man charged with manslaughter chased his victim at high speed… Continue reading

Red Deer city managers and non-unionized professionals get small raise

It’s needed to attract qualified staff, says HR director

No one injured in Olds cannabis production facility fire

A room in a licensed cannabis production facility in Olds went up… Continue reading

Sebastian Giovinco, Jonathan Osorio and Adriana Leon up for top CONCACAF awards

Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco and Jonathan Osorio are up for CONCACAF male… Continue reading

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

TORONTO — Canada Soccer has named striker Jordyn Huitema and defender Derek… Continue reading

Review: Too much Spider-Man? Not in the Spider-Verse

You might be forgiven for feeling superhero overload this holiday season. Had… Continue reading

‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland says she had a… Continue reading

Orlando SC acquires Canadian Tesho Akindele in trade with FC Dallas for cash

ORLANDO, Fla. — Canadian forward Tesho Akindele was traded to Orlando City… Continue reading

Koskinen notches third shutout, McDavid gets winner as Oilers blank Flames 1-0

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defence… Continue reading

Beyonce performs at pre-wedding party in India

Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter… Continue reading

Kirk Douglas celebrates 102nd birthday

LOS ANGELES — Actor Kirk Douglas got to celebrate his 102nd birthday… Continue reading

Most Read